13 days in Texas Itinerary

13 days in Texas Itinerary

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Houston
— 1 day
Fly
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South Padre Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fredericksburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Austin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dallas
— 1 night
Drive

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Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary site.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Houston. October in Houston sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Padre Island.

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Glenwood Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Glenwood Cemetery
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South Padre Island

A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., then observe the fascinating underwater world at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Padre Island.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Houston to South Padre Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in South Padre Island when traveling from Houston in October, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Aransas.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Adventure

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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Sea Turtle, Inc.
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Port Aransas

Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Port Aransas Beach, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive South Texas on Mustang Island, then look for gifts at Fly It Port A, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mustang Island State Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Aransas online travel planner.

Getting from South Padre Island to Port Aransas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Port Aransas, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Antonio.

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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
San Antonio is known for shopping, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Port Aransas to San Antonio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Port Aransas in October, plan for slightly colder nights in San Antonio, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fredericksburg.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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Must see
The Alamo
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Fredericksburg

Fritztown

The city of Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the mid-19th century, and has managed to retain its distinctly German charm.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Pacific War, make a trip to Main Street, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Start your trip to Fredericksburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from San Antonio to Fredericksburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: high temperatures in Fredericksburg hover around 80°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Fredericksburg

Museums · Historic Sites
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Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin with an excursion to Lake Travis Zipline Adventures in Volente--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, look for gifts at Central Market, admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Fredericksburg to Austin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Fredericksburg in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Austin, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Hot Spring
Barton Springs Pool
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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and then take a memorable tour with The Spirit of Dallas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Austin to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Dallas sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
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